Welcome to the South East Kelowna Irrigation District web site. For information about the district you can search this site by using the drop down menus on the menu bar above. Feel free to contact district staff by phone if you cannot find the information you are looking for or if you want additional information not posted on this site.
Regular office hours are from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM Monday to Friday. In the case of an emergency, on-call staff can be contacted 24 hours a day by calling 250 861-4200.
May 25, 2016
Boil Water Notice
A boil water notice has been issued due positive microbial results in the distribution system
The Boil Water Notice is required due to positive microbial results for tests taken May 23. Subsequent tests taken May 24 were all negative for microbes and chlorine residuals are at the required range throughout the distribution system. We have been informed by Interior Health if tests results tomorrow are negative the Boil Water Notice can be rescinded. Follow this link for the News Release.
Notice of Election
We have receieved four nominations to fill two Trustee positions for three year terms. The date of the election is Thursday, June 9, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM at the District office at 3235 Gulley Road. An advance poll will be held Thursday, June 2, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the District office.
Two (2) Board of Trustee positions to be filled for three (3) year terms from the following candidates.
Christine Dendy Orchardist
Richard King Orchardist
Michael Smith Retired Businessman
Jo Szady Farmer/Business Owner
Candidates have been offered the opportunity to provide additional information about themselves. To view this information click on the candiates name.
May 24, 2016
SEKID's Response to City of Kelowna Letter
The City of Kelowna recently sent an unsigned letter dated May 11, 2016 to the residents of South East Kelowna regarding water quality and the call to amalgamate SEKID within the municipal fold. The letter contains a number of factual errors and raises a number of points that are of concern to the Board of Trustees. The board has addressed these here in the attached Open Letter from the Board of Trustees.
May 5, 2016
A Water Update from the Board of Trustees
Please follow this link for an important update from the Board of Trustees about grant funding for the Water Quality Improvement Plan.
Water Quality Notifications
The latest water quality notification news release can be read at this link:
News Release May 9, 2016. The lastest water quality reports are available on this site under News & Reports, or, follow this link: water quality reports.
If you are interested in receiving notification by email of water quality changes, please go to the Kelowna Joint Water Committee web site and sign up to receive the latest water quality notifications.
Spring & Summer Newsletter 2016
The much anticipated Spring & Summer 2016 newsletter will be arriving by mail to all landowners of the district shortly. Among other stories, this edition provides an update on the grant funding situation and the withdrawl of support from the City of Kelowna to assist SEKID in obtaining funding.
Can't wait to read the latest edition? Download your free copy of the latest newsletter here.
Domestic watering regulations
- New Regulations in Effect for 2016 -
We are happy to announce the Kelowna Joint Water Committee has updated the Kelowna Coordinated Drought Plan for 2016. This plan was originally developed in 2010 and adopted by all five water purveyors. Unfortunately, the City of Kelowna water utility dropped out of the program in 2011, effectively putting a coordinated city-wide drought plan on hold.
With the severe drought conditions experienced in the province in 2015, City Council had a change of heart about responsible water resource management and we are now able to implement the updated plan on a city-wide basis over the next two years.
For SEKID users there are important changes to the domestic sprinkling regulations our residents need to know about (see below). While the new regulations are in effect now (2016), we intend to give everyone a grace period for this year with full implementation of the new regulations coming into effect in 2017.
The new drought plan is quite extensive and covers a wide variety of water uses. To view the full plan follow this link: Kelowna Coordinated Drought Plan (2016). The main change to domestic sprinkling regulations involves going to set days of the week for watering and the days you are permitted to water is determined by odd and even addresses. Under normal conditions sprinkling will be allowed three days a week.
New Domestic Sprinkling Regulations: 2016
Sprinkling is permitted on an odd/even basis depending on your address:
- Odd numbered addresses will water on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays
- Even numbered addresses will water on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays
- For those residents with in-ground automatic sprinkling systems the hours are 12:00 AM. to 6:00 A.M.
- For those watering by hose, sprinkling times are from 6:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. and from 7:00 P.M. to midnight.
- Hand watering by hose and washing cars is permitted any day
“Please think about the water you use and use it wisely”
Moving Forward: A Plan of Action for Improving SEKID Water Quality
The South East Kelowna Irrigation District (SEKID) is taking another step in the move toward meeting mandatory provincial water quality standards and ratepayers' demands for higher quality water.
Taking into account the feedback received from ratepayers since the Water Quality Improvement Project (WQIP) was introduced in 2012, trustees have developed a feasible funding plan that avoids borrowing by constructing the new system in two phases. Read More ».
Keep Zebra and Quagga mussels out of B.C.
Zebra and Quagga mussels are exotic mollusks that have wreaked havoc accross the eastern seaboard and mid-west of North America. They thrive in freshwater lakes and have serious economic impacts wherever they spread. They are now reaching the western states and are moving steadily towards B.C.
Follow this link to find out more about these mussels and how to stop their spread: